Mysticism and Hard Reality/Art with a Message. “The spirits of their dead inhabit the giant trees. To cut down these trees would be to kill the vessel that harbors the souls of ancestors”. – Christopher Achobang, Cameroonian environmentalist “I followed my father’s footsteps ever since I was a little boy, Mahmet Om, an indigenous Batek man from Malaysia once told me. When we were in the forest, he would point and say, ‘there is a hornbill’. I would follow him into the forest and watch him blow darts from a blowpipe…We used to go hunting in the forest over there before...
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